Counseling

If you are struggling and need to talk with a pastor for spiritual, relational, or emotional support, please contact any of our pastoral staff. They are glad to support you with short-term, pastoral counseling. You can find a list of our pastors with contact information on our Church Leadership & Staff page.

For extended counseling care, we have a list of therapist referrals which could help you find a good fit for your particular situation. Please contact Mona Chicks in the Church Office for direct referrals to therapists, in specialized or general fields.

If you are a divorced person, looking for support as you process the emotions, challenges and questions of your new status, DivorceCare could be the place for you.

Mona Chicks
Deacon and Care Coordinator

425-454-3082, ext. 3397

The, Samaritan Center of Puget Sound has an office on the BelPres campus, and is a convenient location for counseling, with excellent therapists and reasonable fees. The following therapists work out of our BelPres Samaritan Center office.

Deb Thomas, M.S.

Deb Thomas, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Voice mail: (206) 527-2273 ext. 343
E-mail: dthomas@samaritanps.org

Office Location: 
Bellevue:   Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1800 100th Ave NE, Room 421
Tuesday – Friday

Experience:
Samaritan Center Low Income Clinic Provider 2009-2011
Clinical Training at Sound Mental Health, Children’s Community Service Program, January 2008-June 2009

Professional Interests and Specialties:
Individual adults and teens
Workplace issues/career changes
Depression, grief, loss, anxiety, identity change
Couple and family therapy
Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator
Parenting issues: discipline, behavior modification, parents’ needs
Spirituality and faith

Education:
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy; Seattle Pacific University
B.A., English Literature, Seattle Pacific University

Additional Speciality and Focus
Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Thereapy (EFT, EFCT)

Eric Stroo, M.A.

Eric Stroo, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor  (LH60235491)

Voice mail: (206) 527-2273 ext. 334
E-Mail: EStroo@SamaritanPS.org

Office Locations:
Seattle  Main Office (near Green Lake), 564 NE Ravenna Blvd., Wednesday and Thursday
Bellevue  Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1800 100th Ave. NE, Room  421, Monday
Redmond   Church of the Holy Cross (Episcopal),  11526 162nd Ave NE, Friday

Experience:
Samaritan Provider since October 2007
Care provider at residential program for adolescents
Microsoft employee and manager 1987-2000
Accepted for ordination process in Episcopal Church

Professional Interests and Specialties:
Individuals: identity and family of origin issues; exploring meaning and vocation; adapting to divorce; issues of mid-life, aging, and life transitions
Coping with high-stress, high-tech work environments
Couples: communication and conflict resolution, marriage preparation and enrichment, parenting challenges
Prepare/Enrich facilitator (relationship assessment and counseling)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Spiritual/holistic growth, mindfulness, longstanding yoga practice

Education:
MA, Pastoral Counseling, Seattle University, June 2009
MA, Humanities, University of Texas, 1982
BA, English, Kenyon College, 1976

Roger Lin, MDiv, PsyD

Roger Lin, Psy.D., Th.M., M.Div.
Licensed Psychologist  (WA license: PY60505827)

Voice Mail: 206-527-2266  x360

Email:  rlin@samaritanps.org

Voice Mail: 206-527-2266  x360

Office Location:

Seattle: Main Office (near Green Lake), 564 NE Ravenna Blvd.
Wednesday and Friday

Bellevue: Bellevue First Presbyterian Church, 1800 100th Ave NE, Room 421
Tuesday and Thursday

Experience:

Staff Member: Samaritan (formerly Presbyterian Counseling Service) since 2014
Veridian Behavioral Health of Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS (Pre-Doctoral Internship): 2013-2014
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center, Carol Stream, IL (Externship): 2012-2013
Meier Clinics, Wheaton, IL (Externship): 2011-2012
Wheaton College Counseling Center, IL (Externship): 2010-2011

Professional Interests and Specialties:
Breathing hope into experiences of brokenness.
Processing through experiences of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, loss, relational problems, and life transitions.
Deepening relationships using Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Addressing acculturation gap conflicts using multicultural counseling therapy.
Pursuing holistic health with a bio/psych/social/spiritual framework.
Facilitating personal growth using relational Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Providing comprehensive psychological evaluations utilizing intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and personality assessments.

We live in a world that can get messy at times. Counseling provides a place for refuge, redirecting, healing, and growth. I am committed to breathing hope into experiences of brokenness. My goal is to provide you a safe place to be honest, understood, and listened to well. I will help you process through experiences of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, loss, relational problems, and life transitions. My hope for you is genuine fullness in your mind, body, and heart that overflows in your life.

My focus is holistic health taking into account your mental, emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual well-being. I facilitate personal growth using relational Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I focus on deepening relationships using Emotionally Focused Therapy. I also provide comprehensive psychological evaluations utilizing intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and personality assessments.

I am an Asian American psychologist that is able to navigate the reality of majority-minority contexts and relationships. I have a deep respect for those who are different from me. I enjoy entering into the life and culture of the client and working with you towards health and fullness.

Education:

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Wheaton College, IL
Master of Theology (Th.M.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL